Re: How long is it acceptable to leave *undistributable* files in the kernel package?
Humberto Massa wrote:
> >> It's a compilation work.
> > Fine. The copyright for the compilation lies by the one who did the
> > compilation. This is Linus Torvalds, I guess.
> > Thiemo
> not here in BR. Or at least not in the way you _seem_ to be implying.
I referred only to the inclusion of some firmware in the kernel.
[snip: lengthy explanation]
> Easy, huh? extrapolate for ten+ years of patching and aggregating and
> you'll get where we are today.
The firmware typically wasn't patched, and nothing is derived from it.